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Dawn Posted: Fri, Dec 31 2010 12:32 PM

reading a book on making them, but wondering . . . the book isn't very clear on this, how wide do you cut your diamonds, the same as the width of the strips?  Like if you start out with strips cut 2 1/2" do you then put the strips together and then cut the diamonds 2 1/2" too?  Thanks for any help!

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Nana replied on Fri, Dec 31 2010 12:40 PM

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This is a quilt that is in my to do list but I haven't actually researched the pattern yet.  Hope someone can help you with your question.  Please post pics as you work on this one.  I will be really interested in how it goes.

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Helen Bell replied on Fri, Dec 31 2010 12:52 PM

usually you cut them as wide as your strip...so if you cut your strip 2 1/2" wide then your diamonds should be cut on the angle at 2 1/2".. I have made a couple of lone stars the traditional way but now I make them with 1/2 square triangles and there are no set in seams to deal with...and it is way more fun to make....good luck making yours...check out videos on QNNtv and You Tube too

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Dawn replied on Fri, Dec 31 2010 1:08 PM

thanks Nana and Helly!  I have a few more pages of the book to read, will look at the videos too.  I really love the look of them!  I hope I can do it, everyone says I can, so . . . 

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Thea replied on Fri, Dec 31 2010 1:23 PM

Dawn, I made a Lone Star quilt back in 2003 - I did mine all by hand - I had my arm in a sling from a car accident we were in - my diamonds were very big - I think there are many different ways of making the quilt and you would have to follow what ever pattern you are doing... I cut all my diamonds separately.

as you can see I did a very simple Lone star - sometime in my future I plan on doing another one with several of the stars within it - I hand quiled this quilt also. 

 

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gini replied on Fri, Dec 31 2010 2:13 PM

i made a lone star by hand and cut all the pieces out individually.  this pattern can be strip pieced, too.   gini

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Marie replied on Fri, Dec 31 2010 3:28 PM

Althea :
I had my arm in a sling from a car accident we were in

 

Thea just can't keep you from quilting!  All by hand with a sling on, great job!

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Leslie replied on Fri, Dec 31 2010 5:28 PM

Pretty lonestar Thea.

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Helen Bell:
check out videos on QNNtv and You Tube too
Helen Bell:
1/2 square triangles and there are no set in seams to deal with...

Is there a video out there making them the way you do 'cause my brain is all confusled.  I just can't wrap my mind around how you are making them into the star.

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Nana replied on Fri, Dec 31 2010 7:06 PM

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I thought it was just me that couldn't figure this one out....LOL>  Thought maybe the cold had me befuddled and I would figure it out later.  Just can't picture the HSTs.

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Marge (AKA Dimples):

Helen Bell:
check out videos on QNNtv and You Tube too
Helen Bell:
1/2 square triangles and there are no set in seams to deal with...

Is there a video out there making them the way you do 'cause my brain is all confusled.  I just can't wrap my mind around how you are making them into the star.

here is a simple lone star and I don't have a pic of the other one that I did with applique as well

 

 

 

this is name of the book I used and it has all kinds of different sized stars to make...

Southern Stars, Lone Star Quilts Without the Hassle, by Debbie Maddy provides detailed instructions for lap, queen and king size quilts. There are No Diamonds or "Y" seams used in the construction of these quilts.

 

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Helen Bell:
here is a simple lone star

Ah so!!!  A picture is worth a thousand words.  I now can understand what you were trying to say and it was good that Thea had posted the traditional version so I could compare the two and REALLY understand.  Thanks a bunch.  And thanks for the book info too. 

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gini replied on Mon, Jan 3 2011 12:04 AM

helly , thanks for posting the picture     this takes a bit of the work out.    gini

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Barbara replied on Mon, Jan 3 2011 5:46 AM

Thea you can just send that beautiful quilt to my house .I'll give ie a good home  I promise...LOL  I really love it ,have not tried to make one of these yet,but someday......Barbara

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